Skip to comments.Fight, Newt, Fight
Posted on 03/29/2012 11:47:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
It is not often that I rise to the defense of N. Leroy Gingrich, Definer Of Civilization's Rules And Leader (Perhaps) Of The Civilizing Forces, but I think if the man wants to keep running for president, he should keep running for president. I think he should ignore the people telling him to get out so the party can line itself up behind the Romneybot 2.0, because the party plainly doesn't want to do that. Willard Romney is not unpopular because Newt Gingrich is still running against him. He is unpopular because, to anyone not in Willard Romney's income ionosphere, he is an unprincipled boor who speaks as though he learned English backwards and 20 minutes ago. Consider the fiasco he constructed for himself in Wisconsin yesterday, when he tried to relate an "amusing anecdote" about Pater and the groundlings who once worked for him, and ended up sounding like the Grand Duke of the Duchy Of Dipshit.
"One of the most humorous I think relates to my father," he started, going on to tell how George Romney closed a car factory in Michigan and moved the production to Wisconsin. That became something of a sensitive topic when the elder Romney ran for governor, especially when he happened to be out at a parade with a school band that could play the Wisconsin fight song, but not the University of Michigan's. So every time they would start playing On, Wisconsin, On, Wisconsin,' my dad's political people would jump up and down and try to get them to stop, because they didn't want people in Michigan to be reminded that my dad had moved production to Wisconsin," Romney said.
You think this guy is going to become less obviously maladroit just because Newt Gingrich isn't around to heckle him any more? The Republican fixers want Gingrich out so that they can get busy creating a meretricious narrative about Romney that they can pitch to as many of the gullible rubes as will buy it. The less time they have to do that, the better. (Making out of Mitt Romney a plausible human being is not a task that can be accomplished quickly.) So Newt should stay in just to make that job harder because, really, what does he owe to any of these guys? Say what you will about his megalomanical ideas, he at least expresses them in a way that doesn't make you feel you should be trimming his hedge or something.
He should also ignore the people who say he should get out because he has very little money. If that's the scoreboard by which we measure candidates now, the Republic is lost anyway. Nobody's telling cheapskate Ron Paul to get out, even though crazy Uncle Liberty (!) has pretty plainly been absorbed into the force field that surrounds Romneybot 2.0.
Newt should also ignore people who say he should get out because he is firing all the people who worked for his campaign. That's important to approximately 25 people, and they're all sitting around various Green Rooms anyway. If Newt wants to go on as The Man Who Walks Alone -- "...like Caine in Kung Fu." Jules Winnfield -- I say god go with him. At the very least, we will be spared a little while longer from the inevitable campaign film, Willard Romney: My Struggle Upwards From Wealth.
All the unpledged "soft" delegates that haven't committed in primaries already completed.
PA (72) and MT (26)-- ALL delegates remain unpledged regardless of primary vote (as are IL (69) delegates.
RI (16) proportional
NY (92) proportional
WVA (28) proportional -- elect delegates (who list their presidential pick on ballot)
NC (52) proportional
OR (25) proportional
AK (33) proportional
KY (42) proportional
TX (155) proportional
CA (169) proportional (by district)
NM (20) proportional
SD (25) proportional
They want you out so WeThePeople has no alternative but to vote for POS mitt. It ain’t happening.
STAY IN NEWT or go on the Independent Ticket - then POS Mitt can keep his 30%! And AMERICA gets the BEST INDEPENDENT WeThePeople PRESIDENT!
INDEPENDENT of the GOP E!! Woo Hoo!!!!
Hang in there and FIGHT Newt!
We’re with you ALL the way!
Hah! This is fabulous. I agree, Newt should be a burr in the saddle of as many people as possible until the bitter, or victorious, end.
Although I’m no fan of N. Leroy Gingrich, I like this article for all it says about the Grand Duke of the Duchy Of Dipshit!
Pierce is a Progressive Comie Pinko Rat of the first order.
But I know for certain that this guy is not the answer for anything:
Newt has already proven he’s smarter than almost anyone else in politics. If there is a way he’ll make it work. I’ll stick with him till the end.
I will stand with Newt until he sits down. What is wrong with so many Republicans that they think Romney is the one to beat Obama? It’s 2008 and John McCain all over again. I will not be convinced to support Romney until, if and when he becomes the GOP candidate.
And he's just warming up for easy pickings called Mitt!
He could not write this article about Mitt if Newt was up in the polls -- you cannot substitute smart.
I can’t help but feel uplifted when I read something like this instead of all the snide, vicious, humiliating, pompous, chiding, agenda driven, hand wringing, foaming at the mouth articles about Newt from those who I once had some respect for and now see as jerks. (Okay! I just took a deep breath!)
And then there is this link, in case you’ve not listened to this:
Click the link for the Georgetown speech.
Well then I will look forward to your next post citing Media Matters on what their impressions of our Primary are and what our candidates should do.
It is an entirely fair question at this point, CW, to ask if Newt is not injuring the chance for a brokered convention by pulling votes from the only conservative now in the race with a prayer.
I don’t say that lightly. But the math appears to be saying the above.
We let this happen with McCain, and now we’ve done it again with Romney.
The GOP-E is better at politics than we are.
And there is no one to blame but Romney.
Here is another to Newt's Georgetown lecture yesterday.
Charles Payne of Fox Business called Newt a crybaby on Fox. Brit Hume said he has road rage. Ann Coulter called Newt crazy on RedEye. Fox even asked Newts daughter about the liberal Nonpartisan Tax Center saying Newts tax plan was no good. They forgot to mention it is a liberal organization. Glenn Beck called Newt the “enemy of God” a few days ago on his radio show. Stephen Moore (WSJ) told Newt to drop out of the race and keep his dignity. I think our side has not been serving us very well and yes..I have been keeping track.